School Closure - Coronavirus

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Welling School will be closed to all students except the children of key workers and vulnerable pupils from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice, as per the decision taken by the UK Government to control the spread of COVID-19.

The school has been planning extensively for this eventuality so that all our students can continue their education from home. The school has launched its Home Study Hub, link below or can be accessed via our main website - which can be found by clicking HERE .

On this website there is general content available for all students and specific content available for each year group. On the home page of this website is an enquiry form that parent/carers can fill out if you have any queries regarding the Study Hub. The expectation is that students complete work in line with their current timetable. Further information about home study will be sent out at the start of next week.

Welling School will, however, remain open for some specific groups of students:

  • Those whose parents are defined as key workers. The cabinet office will release details of what defines a key worker this week, but broadly it includes those employed in the NHS, education, emergency services or elements of the food supply chain.
  • Those students who fall into a vulnerable group.
  • Those students who have an EHCP.

Any updates and changes to the school closure will be posted on the school website, via email and the schools Twitter (@welling_school) so continue to check back. 


Information for Year 11 and 13's on how they will be awarded their results in the Summer:

Summer 2020 grades for GCSE, AS and A level, Extended Project Qualification and Advanced Extension Award in maths Guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers  https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/877842/Summer_2020_grades_for_GCSE_AS_A_level_EPQ_AEA_in_maths_-_guidance_for_teachers_students_parents.pdf


Letters to Parents: 


Google Mail accounts

All students from Year 7 - Year 13 have been set up with a School Google Mail account to contact their teachers during the closure period and login details have been sent out in the post. Students can access their emails at https://mail.google.com/.

If your child has difficulty in accessing their emails, please send an email over to billy.barnes@wellingschool-tkat.org, providing the student name, Form Group and their school email address.

A list of all staff email addresses can be found by clicking HERE



There is a DfE helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people with questions about COVID-19 related to education can contact the helpline as follows:


Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
The opening hours are 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday).


What action you can take?

A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.

The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.

Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-and-avian-flu-advice-for-travel-to-china

Latest information and advice can also be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The Government's Coronavirus Action Plan can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan